Lovers of social blogging site Tumblr have reasons to rejoice before Christmas. The popular platform just got its latest iOS update and has been optimized to work natively on the iPad. Previously, if you wanted to check out posts on Tumblr on your tablet you had to either log into the website via a browser or via a third party applicatio. Well, all that hassle is gone now.
The new 3.2.3 version is compatible with the iPad and iPad mini and features a new “Explore” tab. From now on, bloggers can access the main navigation menu from the side bar and a new circular menu for composing and editing posts.
Like its iPhone brother, the iPad Tumblr app lets users administer all the blogs, view and answer text messages, access the camera with the help of a single button and to choose between photos, videos, links and texts. The app also offers offline support, like the capacity to reblog when there’s no available Internet connection.
Just last month, Tumblr launched a new version of its iOS application that featured the ability to display larger photos, that loaded faster, plus a redesigned menu and brand new notifications for the iPhone.
In addition to being fully optimized for the iPad, the new Tumblr app also includes support for a lightweight markup language called Markdown. Those interested in getting the new update, can head to the Apple App Store and get it for free from there.